Omeria Scott: Cancer survivor, restaurateur and U.S. Senate hopeful

On Nov. 21, 2017, Omeria Scott received a life changing birthday present  — a pathology report officially declaring her cancer-free. The state representative from Laurel was in Houston, Texas at the time, recovering from a battle with breast cancer. It was also the day she told her siblings she was running for the United States Senate. Her sister thought it was a joke at first, considering she was in the midst of 10 months of active treatment.